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Special Studies Environmental Health Engineering MSPH Essay

East Baltimore
Summer term
Environmental Health and Engineering
Variable Credit
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Course Instructor :
Peter Lees

Students work with their advisors to formulate, research, finalize, and gain approval of their master’s essay, which is based on a required Independent Professional Project (IPP). Students write the essay as a professional report summarizing the findings of the IPP. This represents a substantive application of professional technical skills through the process of collecting and summarizing data and reviewing appropriate literature. One credit is awarded at the completion of each of three stages: 1) submission of an acceptable proposal, 2) submission of an acceptable report, and 3) successful completion of a seminar at the end of the program.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Synthesize, integrate, and apply the skills and competencies they have acquired to a workplace exposure assessment/management problem
  2. Augment their training by pursuing an independent project within their particular area of interest or specialized competency
  3. Prepare a professional report on their findings
  4. Present in an oral seminar setting
Methods of Assessment:

One credit will be awarded at the successful completion of each of the 3 milestones (see course description). The essay must be read and approved by three faculty members.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Course only available to MSPH OEH PTIB students - they do not need consent.

For consent, contact:

Special Comments:

The student’s advisor serves as course instructor. Successful completion of the MSPH Essay is required for graduation from the program.